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Raleigh police: Duo tries to rob trio then shoots one

Posted April 10, 2009

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— Raleigh police were searching for two black men early Friday who are accused of trying to rob three Hispanic men and then shooting one of them.

The shooting victim, Victorio Cirilo-Rosales, 29, was expected to survive, police said.

He was walking with his brother, Ramiro Cirilo-Rosales, 26, and a cousin, Honoreo Ruiz-Cirilo, 23, at the Lakes Apartment complex off Sandy Forks Road around 12:20 a.m. when two black men approached them and demanded their wallets, according to police.

The three men said “no,” and the black men shot Victorio Cirilo-Rosales in the stomach, police said.

No other details were available.


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  • give me no quarter Apr 10, 2009

    Did WRAL just refer to these robbers as "black"? I am rereading but I am pretty sure they did.

  • Big Money Apr 10, 2009

    I bet there was a communication breakdown here, I took 4 years of Spanish in high school but the public schools don't teach Jive. Just another case of the school system letting down the people.

  • dm919 Apr 10, 2009

    Isn't EVERY crime technically a 'hate' crime. I mean you don't shoot/kill/rob/beat someone because you like them...right?

  • Cariad Apr 10, 2009

    Be reasonable. The Lakes apartments are populated by mostly blacks and hispanics. I'm black and I have been to the Lakes so I know this. White liberals usually cart the race card out first through media influence. This was not a hate crime. Whether it's MS-13, your neighborhood gangs, or local thugs...robbery proliferates in the early AM. See Eve Carson, Abhijit Mahato.

    Plus many Hispanics, especially ones here illegally, are not comfortable with banks and usually carry large amounts of money.

  • Just the facts mam Apr 10, 2009

    What is very unusual about this is the description of the robbers\shooters - obviously there must be some mistake...

  • Caveman93 Apr 10, 2009

    We don't have hate crimes anymore in the US. We have a black president now so that's not possible.

  • wcumom Apr 10, 2009

    Could this possibily be a hate crime? Were the Hispanics Targeted? It aint possible is it?